Monday, 25 October 2010

More bootie from the Booty..

Well I've managed to get myself a couple of fabby items. the first from the Ebay shop opposite our's at Blackminster called Wizpan. Mary has some lovely bits and pieces, a proper bric a brac shop with some really nice bits.

This lovely little woven sewing basket is in fabby condition and I'm going to be carefull to make it over without altering it. I think it will need just a good clean and maybe some new fabric for the lining, other than that I think I got a nice little bargain. Cant decide what it will hold yet possibly it will return to being a sewing basket as recently I can see it's been used for holding plants so we'll see.

Next is a 50p bargain from the weekly boot sale up the road from us. Its a simple wire basket, about 12" x 9" so will come in handy for my paint pots or inks and sprays. Going to give this a good clean and then respray it with a smooth hammerite to make sure it takes the knocks and bumps that things seem to suffer from in my craft space, maybe I should stop the grandchildren from using it but what fun would that be.........
I think a bit of alcohol inks on the handle should do the job......
Dont ya just love a bargain, hope to get these done in the next wee while so I'll post piccies of the finished items as and when.

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Also this week we have been to the Mop Fair in Stratford. I just love the lights, noise and smell of the fair. I also love the taste but with Slimming World not being quite so successfull this week have abstained from hotdogs and candy floss :(

ok so the focus is really bad but I think you can just make out Bev, Dave and yes Abi on the Twister. My but that granddaughter of mine is a daredevil. The faster they go the better she likes it.....

Take care

Julie xx

Friday, 8 October 2010

Wild Rose Christmas

Here is one of my first Christmas cards, made using the Wild Rose stamp "Christmas Friends" from Bee Crafty. Coloured using water colour pencils and layering on various colours of card. Die cut mats from the Nestabilities range of dies.

Sneaks back in....

Yup, thats me. Sneaking back in, mind you probably wasnt missed. I think everyone is used to me going AWOL.

Well we've just got home from a fabby week away in France, yes usual place - La Croix du Vieux Pont. A beautiful oasis about an hour to the east of Paris that has everything you could possibly need for a fabby craftaway holiday. This time we took our wonderful grandson Alex with us for the first time and boy oh boy did he enjoy it. We swam, walked and cycled everyday and usually more than once of each which beggars the point - Why does my weight not come off quicker?? arhh well Slimming World is my friend so see you all Tuesday :) .

Again on this trip I managed to make a few cards and other projects with the help of Alex so will get them uploaded shortly.

Have a look at the new Bee Crafty Challenge Blog too, some fabby prizes as well as great inspiration from other crafters. This is a brand new challenge blog so please pop along and add your entry...

Well it's off for a haircut and coffee with Beck's so I'll pop back in a while with those card pictures aswell as a few more holiday ones..

Bye for now

Julie-Ann xx